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SF Symphony Celebrates Centennial Season with American Mavericks FestSF Symphony Celebrates Centennial Season with American Mavericks Fest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2012

In their 2011-12 Centennial Season Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) will break new ground with a far-reaching month-long American Mavericks Festival of music by pioneers of the American sound at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco March 8-18; on a national tour to Ann Arbor, Chicago and Carnegie Hall through March 30; and with educational partnerships, experiential learning and a host of new media tools to engage audiences in this music. (more...)

 Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents LA SERENISSIMA, 1/29 Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents LA SERENISSIMA, 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2012

Critically acclaimed soprano Jessica Gould, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra members harpsichordist Bradley Brookshire and lutenist Daniel Swenberg are joined by The Rose of the Compass Ensemble (Nina Stern, recorders, Ara Dinkjian, oud & Glen Velez, percussion) for a unique performance of the music of West and East in the Venetian Empire. (more...)

Peggy Baker Dance Projects Presents the sound and feel of it 1/20Peggy Baker Dance Projects Presents the sound and feel of it 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2012

Peggy Baker Dance Projects will present the sound and feel of it, a stunning evening of audio and physical contrasts by legendary dancer and choreographer Peggy Baker. (more...)

CCM Announces Winter 2012 Schedule of EventsCCM Announces Winter 2012 Schedule of Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2012

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) will present nearly 1,000 public events throughout the year and offers free admission to many of its performances. (more...)

MCDC Commissions Daniel Arsham to Create Décor for Park Ave Armory ShowsMCDC Commissions Daniel Arsham to Create Décor for Park Ave Armory Shows
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2011

As it enters the final four months of its Legacy Tour, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (MCDC) announced today that it has commissioned artist Daniel Arsham to create the décor for its final performances, to be held December 29 - 31 at Park Avenue Armory in New York City. (more...)

Cinnabar Theater Presents TOMFOOLERY, 12/31-1/22Cinnabar Theater Presents TOMFOOLERY, 12/31-1/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2011

Cinnabar Theater pays tribute to Tom Lehrer in 'Tomfoolery,' a cabaret style, musical revue featuring the witty, wicked, offbeat and thoroughly twisted world of the famed satirical songwriter who delighted millions of fans during the 1950's and 60's with his cynical but good-humored attacks on everything from the A-bomb to pollution. (more...)

Baryshnikov To Perform with Merce Cunnigham Dance Company, 10/4Baryshnikov To Perform with Merce Cunnigham Dance Company, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2011

Mikhail Baryshnikov will perform at an October 4 benefit beginning 'a new collaboration between the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and the Baryshnikov Arts Center,' The New York Times reports. Baryshnikov and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company will perform 'Occasion Piece2,' accompanied by Joan La Barbara and John Kelly performing music from John Cage's 'Song Books.' The film 'With Merce,' created by Charles Atlas, will also be shown. (more...)

Park Avenue Armory Announces First Full Season of Artistic ProgrammingPark Avenue Armory Announces First Full Season of Artistic Programming
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2011

Park Avenue Armory announced its first full season of cultural programming, comprising productions of visual art, dance, theater and music that are conceived and performed 'outside the box' of conventional theaters and museums. Dedicated to presenting works that cannot be realized in traditional institutions, Park Avenue Armory's season will include monumental, immersive installations by visual artists Peter Greenaway and Ryoji Ikeda; Tune-In, a contemporary music festival featuring new music ensembles curated by and including eighth blackbird, the New York premier of Inuksuit by John Luther Adams and a new site-specific commission by Sympho; a six-week residency by the Royal Shakespeare Company in a full-scale Shakespearean theater built inside the Drill Hall; and free-form performances by Shen Wei Dance Arts, Streb, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. With its soaring 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall and array of dramatic period rooms, the Armory's unique spaces enable artists to create-and the public to experience- unconventional work in all genres that could not be realized elsewhere in New York City. (more...)

Merce Cunningham Dance Co. To Present Final Performance on NYEMerce Cunningham Dance Co. To Present Final Performance on NYE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2011

The Merce Cunningham Dance Company (MCDC) will present its final performances, a series of Cunningham's signature site-specific Events, December 29 - 31 at Park Avenue Armory in New York City. (more...)

MCDC Commissions Daniel Arsham to Create Décor for Park Ave Armory ShowsMCDC Commissions Daniel Arsham to Create Décor for Park Ave Armory Shows
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2011

As it enters the final four months of its Legacy Tour, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (MCDC) announced today that it has commissioned artist Daniel Arsham to create the décor for its final performances, to be held December 29 - 31 at Park Avenue Armory in New York City. (more...)

Park Avenue Armory Announces First Full Season of Artistic ProgrammingPark Avenue Armory Announces First Full Season of Artistic Programming
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2011

Park Avenue Armory announced its first full season of cultural programming, comprising productions of visual art, dance, theater and music that are conceived and performed 'outside the box' of conventional theaters and museums. Dedicated to presenting works that cannot be realized in traditional institutions, Park Avenue Armory's season will include monumental, immersive installations by visual artists Peter Greenaway and Ryoji Ikeda; Tune-In, a contemporary music festival featuring new music ensembles curated by and including eighth blackbird, the New York premier of Inuksuit by John Luther Adams and a new site-specific commission by Sympho; a six-week residency by the Royal Shakespeare Company in a full-scale Shakespearean theater built inside the Drill Hall; and free-form performances by Shen Wei Dance Arts, Streb, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. With its soaring 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall and array of dramatic period rooms, the Armory's unique spaces enable artists to create-and the public to experience- unconventional work in all genres that could not be realized elsewhere in New York City. (more...)

Park Avenue Armory Announces First Full Season of Artistic ProgrammingPark Avenue Armory Announces First Full Season of Artistic Programming
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2011

Park Avenue Armory announced its first full season of cultural programming, comprising productions of visual art, dance, theater and music that are conceived and performed 'outside the box' of conventional theaters and museums. Dedicated to presenting works that cannot be realized in traditional institutions, Park Avenue Armory's season will include monumental, immersive installations by visual artists Peter Greenaway and Ryoji Ikeda; Tune-In, a contemporary music festival featuring new music ensembles curated by and including eighth blackbird, the New York premier of Inuksuit by John Luther Adams and a new site-specific commission by Sympho; a six-week residency by the Royal Shakespeare Company in a full-scale Shakespearean theater built inside the Drill Hall; and free-form performances by Shen Wei Dance Arts, Streb, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. With its soaring 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall and array of dramatic period rooms, the Armory's unique spaces enable artists to create-and the public to experience- unconventional work in all genres that could not be realized elsewhere in New York City. (more...)

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Presents the World Premiere of STORY/TIME, Beginning 1/21The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Presents the World Premiere of STORY/TIME, Beginning 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2011

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company will present the world premiere of Jones' "Story/Time" at Peak Performances at Montclair State University, January 21-22 & 26-29. "Story/Time" marks Jones' third commission from Peak. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Announces 80th Anniversary SeasonJacob's Pillow Announces 80th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2011

January 2012 will kick off the momentous 80th Anniversary of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, a National Historic Landmark, National Medal of Arts honoree, and America’s longest-running international dance festival. (more...)

BAC Announces Its Spring 2012 SeasonBAC Announces Its Spring 2012 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2011

The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) ihas announced the spring 2012 performance season, which runs January 12 to June 17 and features a dynamic roster of international artists from the worlds of theater, dance, music, and film. The program includes several New York, U.S., and World Premieres, works developed in residence at BAC, and presentations made especially to be performed on BAC's stages. (more...)

NCAF Donates 'Tir de l'Ambassade Américaine' to MoMA NCAF Donates 'Tir de l'Ambassade Américaine' to MoMA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2011

The Niki Charitable Art Foundation today announced the recent gift of a work of great historical and artistic significance by Niki de Saint Phalle to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. (more...)

Merce Cunningham Dance Co. To Present Final Performance on NYEMerce Cunningham Dance Co. To Present Final Performance on NYE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2011

The Merce Cunningham Dance Company (MCDC) will present its final performances, a series of Cunningham's signature site-specific Events, December 29 - 31 at Park Avenue Armory in New York City. (more...)

Park Avenue Armory Announces First Full Season of Artistic ProgrammingPark Avenue Armory Announces First Full Season of Artistic Programming
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2011

Park Avenue Armory announced its first full season of cultural programming, comprising productions of visual art, dance, theater and music that are conceived and performed 'outside the box' of conventional theaters and museums. Dedicated to presenting works that cannot be realized in traditional institutions, Park Avenue Armory's season will include monumental, immersive installations by visual artists Peter Greenaway and Ryoji Ikeda; Tune-In, a contemporary music festival featuring new music ensembles curated by and including eighth blackbird, the New York premier of Inuksuit by John Luther Adams and a new site-specific commission by Sympho; a six-week residency by the Royal Shakespeare Company in a full-scale Shakespearean theater built inside the Drill Hall; and free-form performances by Shen Wei Dance Arts, Streb, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. With its soaring 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall and array of dramatic period rooms, the Armory's unique spaces enable artists to create-and the public to experience- unconventional work in all genres that could not be realized elsewhere in New York City. (more...)

Cinnabar Theater Presents TOMFOOLERY, 12/31-1/22Cinnabar Theater Presents TOMFOOLERY, 12/31-1/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2011

Cinnabar Theater pays tribute to Tom Lehrer in 'Tomfoolery,' a cabaret style, musical revue featuring the witty, wicked, offbeat and thoroughly twisted world of the famed satirical songwriter who delighted millions of fans during the 1950's and 60's with his cynical but good-humored attacks on everything from the A-bomb to pollution. (more...)

The Avant-garde Flourishes in Garden State During Peak's 2012 SpringThe Avant-garde Flourishes in Garden State During Peak's 2012 Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2011

A tree may grow in Brooklyn, but the avant-garde is flourishing in the Garden State this spring, with Peak Performances once again confirming its singular status as the presenter of some of the most challenging and original performing artists from the US and abroad. (more...)

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